Saturday, November 2, 2013

Bountiful Baskets: November 2

Brought a friend to do Bountiful Baskets with me this morning, and picked up a basket for another friend.  That was fun.

Here is a photo of one basket:

Between my TWO baskets, I got:
  • 3 fennel
  • 3 butternut squash
  • 2 heads green leaf lettuce
  • 6 cucumbers
  • 5 bunches green onions
  • 7 Cubanelle peppers
  • 14 tomatoes
  • 2 pineapple
  • 7 big oranges
  • 9 pomelos (grapefruit-like)
  • 8 Fuji apples
  • 4 red pears
What to do with all of this?
  • Apples, oranges, pomelos, pears will all just be eaten.
  • I'll probably dehydrate the pineapple
  • The fennel will become potato-fennel soup
  • Squash, oh, I've been longing for winter squash.  These are huge, so they will probably go with two meals this week, and I'll freeze the third.
  • Cucumbers: the little two are supposed to be doing some Greek thing as part of school that calls for cucumbers (and tomatoes) and I told them it wasn't happening until we got cukes in our basket.  And I'm doing a veggie tray for a potluck tomorrow, so a couple will go in that.
  • Lettuce will be salads.
  • Tomatoes are wonderfully not ripe yet, and I'm thrilled.  Because I processed a LOT of tomatoes last week, and still have a few pounds that are perfect right now.  So these will save for late this week or even next week.
  • Green onions are something I tend to just use when I have them, so these will be "just used" -- some undoubtedly in the potato-fennel soup.
  • The peppers, I'm not sure yet.  I'm not sure I've ever had a Cubanelle pepper.  So I need to think about them.  I was poking around a bit, and I'm thinking about modifying this Stuffed Cubanelle Pepper recipe.

1 comment:

deena said...

We've been wondering just what we'd get at Bountiful Baskets, but we weren't sure how much/what. I know it changes, but it's good to see a sample. We'll have to sign up this week. Thank you!